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Introduction > Making the Change > What is Assertiveness > Knowing the Difference > Asserting Yourself > Role Playing > Being Assertive > Conclusion

Role Playing and Sample Situations

The best way to learn assertive behavior is through practice. But not everyone is ready to practice in real life.

Below are a number of experiences people may run into that require assertiveness. Try practicing your responses to the situations below with a relative, friend, or advisor who you feel is assertive. Or, call your local Mountain State Center for Independent Living. Counselors there will help you practice your assertiveness skills.

Asserting Yourself With Friends and Family

Asserting Yourself in Medical and Personal Safety Situations

Asserting Yourself in Social and Everyday Situations

Asserting Yourself in Work and School Situations

Next: Assert Yourself Regularly!

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